I just tried this recipe for the first time recently. Got it from the Kraft magazine. Absolutely loved it. It is full of flavor! Will be cooking it again and again!
I found this same recipe in the Kraft Canada recipe book that is sent out 4 times a year. I used basmati rice instead and used my hand blender right in the pot. Also used fresh grated parmesan cheese. I was the only one in the house that enjoyed it but I REALLY enjoyed it. Will plan to make this on a regular basis and will freeze in portion sized containers for myself.
Made this soup today and it was very good. Since we like veggie pieces in our soup, I did not blend the vegetables. Also used more broth and less water for flavor. Thanks so much for posting! :)